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Remington #2 sight adapter plate
Jun 21st, 2021 at 11:13pm
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While at the Quigley visiting with JC of MVA we were discussing the adapter plates he makes for the #2 rolling block upper tang. This adapter allows mounting a traditional straight based tang sight on the concave curvature of the #2 upper tang. The adapter has allowed me to mount MVA and Lyman tang sights on several of my later model #2 rifles. Jim has a good supply of them in inventory. If this is something you are in need of call Cheryl at MVA for the current price. They are quite reasonable.
  
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Re: Remington #2 sight adapter plate
Reply #1 - Jun 22nd, 2021 at 5:37am
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Very interesting. Please post a photo of the adapter on your #2.  Thanks.
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 22nd, 2021 at 7:08am
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As soon as I return to the shop I post some photos of the adapter installed and by itself for reference. 
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singleshotsam wrote on Jun 22nd, 2021 at 7:08am:
As soon as I return to the shop I post some photos of the adapter installed and by itself for reference. 
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Thanks, I appreciate it.
  
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Reply #4 - Jun 22nd, 2021 at 10:59pm
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Oooh!
  
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Re: Remington #2 sight adapter plate
Reply #5 - Jun 23rd, 2021 at 9:43am
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Yes! I've made a base for one and still have another to do, not my idea of a good time so I'll be in line for one.
Thanks SSS for sharing that bit of info.
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Reply #6 - Jun 23rd, 2021 at 8:40pm
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I've got a #2 that could use a tang sight.  Please post that picture.
  
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Reply #7 - Jun 23rd, 2021 at 8:45pm
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I have tang sights on 3 of my 4 #2 rifles. I know how hard they are to find. A quality adapter would make it much easier.

  
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Reply #8 - Jun 23rd, 2021 at 9:02pm
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I just bent the base using my arbor press. The bend is slight, and the sight fit fine when done.
  

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Reply #9 - Jun 24th, 2021 at 6:55am
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Tweaking tang sight  bases often needed. MVA instructions mention shimming under the base to plumb the staff . 

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Reply #10 - Jun 24th, 2021 at 1:55pm
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NIB original #2 sight i had was straight as it also fits Hepburn in some calibers. I tweaked it with my bare hands to install on 25-20ss model I had. Instructions in box said to bends slightly for #2. There are pictures on old computer in shop. I posted them here many moons ago. moodyholler
  
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Reply #11 - Jun 24th, 2021 at 3:59pm
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If Val needed an arbor press, and you accomplished same with your bare hands, I will know who to bet on in arm wrestling match.
  

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Reply #12 - Jun 25th, 2021 at 5:25am
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Arbor press lets you make a controlled  bend. Even better if it presses the part on a formed mandrel .

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Reply #13 - Jun 25th, 2021 at 12:04pm
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rkba2nd wrote on Jun 24th, 2021 at 3:59pm:
If Val needed an arbor press, and you accomplished same with your bare hands, I will know who to bet on in arm wrestling match.


Not sure if I needed my arbor press, but I use it because it makes projects like this much more accurate. Might have hand bent it, but then again it might not be properly supported to get the correct curve to match.
  

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Reply #14 - Jun 25th, 2021 at 12:15pm
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Yep Big and heavy as they are Arbor press is a precise metal forming tool.

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